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THE IDAHO REPUBLICAN SEMI-WEEKLY Published every Tuesday and Friday BYRD TRBGO,Edltor and Proprietor Entered at the postofflce at Black foot, Idaho, as second-class matter. Subscription price • $3.00 per Year A vote for these men assures the defeat of un-American, Social istic administration in Idaho. Republican Ticket UNITED STATES SENATOR Borah, William E. Gooding, Frank R. REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS Smith, Addison T. GOVERNOR Davis, D. W. LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Moore, C. C. SECRETARY OF STATE Jones, R. 0. STATE AUDITOR Gallett, Edward G. STATE TREASURER Eagleson, John W. ATTORNEY GENERAL Black, Roy L. INSPECTOR OF MINES Bell, Robert N. SUPT. OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION Redfield, Ethel E. STATE SENATOR Lee, William A. STATE REPRESENTATIVES Yorgesen, Soren Robbins, LewiB COUNTY COMMISSIONER First District Christensen, James,. COUNTY COMMISSIONER Second District Bills, R. Gordon COUNTY COMMISSIONER Third District Fugate, M. A. CLERK DISTRICT COURT Fisher, F. M. . SHERIFF Simmons, A. II. PROBATE JUDGE Good, James E. COUNTY SUPT. OF SCHOOLS Faulconer, Grace ASSESSOR Malcom, E. T. PROSECUTING ATTORNEY . Adair, Ralph W. CORONER Peck, E. T. The form of ballot has been amended. Take this list to the polls. a DECLARATION OF PURPOSE On behalf of the candidates of the Republican party in this county. I desire to announce that it will be our purpose to have the county accounts audited every two years hereafter for the triple purpose of discovering er rors in bookkeeping, improving and modernizing methods of accounting and to prevent fraud and remove the temptation to defraud. J. H. ANDERSEN, Chairman. REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMIT TEE. IT WORKED WELL FOR A WHILE Some fifteen years ago a man in New York went to borrowing money and paying ten per cent, a month in terest. He advertised for money, and some people sent him small sums and sure enough, at the end of thir ty days he sent them back the prin cipal and 10 per cent additional, said business was good, and he could still make them the same of fer again. That was good enough and the folks who tried the experi He What Do You Think Is My Share? By Brucs Barton He!* a con*cientiou* gentleman, who honestly wants to do right. And he came to me shaking his head. I want to do my full part in this United War Work Campaign, he said. "Do you think a hundred dollars is my share? And I told him that it would be hard for anyone but himself to decide. "There are so many different ways of looking at money/' I said. A hundred and seventy millions looks big at first glance. It is forty times what Jefferson gave for the Louisiana territory. It's a dollar and seventy cents for every man, woman and child in the land; it's more than eight dollars and a half for every household. ''You can figure it on that basis," I told him. **On the basis of dollars and cents. Or you can figure it on the basis of boys." Of boys?" he questioned. "I do not under* K a 99 stand. It's less than fifteen cents a day for each of our soldiers and sailors," I answered. "Fifteen cents a day to give them warmth and comfort and entertainment, and lectures, and games, and the thought of mother and of God." "Fifteen cents a day for a boy: two for a quarter a day. How many boy* will you take?" ' ' And his eyes kindled. M I think I could takt ten at least, he said. He drew his check book out. Figure it out and tell me the price," he said. "I want you to give them the best you've got. What is it going to cost?" for ten boys, for a year, at two for a quarter u n a day?" Sol figured it out for hunt suppose you ogam it out for yourself. / ment sent back both principal and interest, and in another month got it all oack again with another 10 per cent, added. At the same time he said business was booming, and be had some fine investments to take care of and if they cared to put in money again he could assure them the same liberal profits. Also, ii they had any friends who wanted to 1 [et in on the profits, he would al ow one per cent, to the person who got the friend or friends to loan him money. These same people sent him all their own money and all oi their friends' money they could get. They all got what they had been promised and he told them he had made some fine inestments in stocks and had made enormous profits and he was glad to share it with those whose money had enabled him to swing the deals without being ham pered for funds, he now made the same offer agaip to all investors and their friends without limit. People went daffy and everybody was send ing him their own money and laying off from work to interest as many others as they could so they could get the one per The man in New York was hiring accountants all the while, and when curious, people went to look him up they found a fine establishment full of accountants and money standing around in barrels. When they ask ed him how he made his big profits he said the world was full of good investments for anyone who 6ould spot them early enough, and his system of getting the information was getting the results. The mania for loaning money to him spread like wildfire, and thousands of people quit work and spent their time in securing loans for him and forward ing the money for the one per cent, commission. At the same time, they re-invested it all with him and kept him staked so he could keep on pay ing. He really did not lose any money by paying commissions—he merely sent it out and received it right back. All that he lost was the cost of the bookkeeping and his rent and other operating expenses. He did not even advertise now, for the thousands and thousands of invest ors attended to that by word of mouth. Finally, in explaining how he made his money, he stated that he had just made a fine profit by buying and selling stock in a trans continental railroad and made nine teen points. Stock quotations show ed that the stock of no transconti ental line had varied ...< more than three points for months. That lie about the nineteen points went ring in down the line and people became dubious and began to withhold their money. Then grave doubt spread among these loan people fast as the epidemic to loan had spread, and soon the New York man had emptied his barrels paying interest, no more funds came in fast enough to keep up the deception, and the bubble burst leaving him without money enough to pay off the girls who were posting the books. The history of Townlev's United Stores companies in North Dakota, his proposed stores companies in Idaho, and his plan of getting peo ple to buy newspapers for him in Idaho, indicate that Townley must have received an inspiration from the New York money shark. Three times, Townley's big schemes have come to the verge of ruin, and three times has he snatched up the failure and started money to flowing again. FIGHTING SENATOR BORAH cent commission The national woman's party thru its Idaho branch at Boise is lighting Senator Borah, and is sending out .letters to all Idahcians telling them that Borah is behaving very badly in the face of the president's quest to the senate to vote yes on the National Woman Suffrage meas ure. re It is reported recently that Unusual Values in M , * \m Overcoats-Smart Styles 1 \\ v yS 'JtA ii $20 and $25 i 'fr v Kowles-Maclcfi Good ClotHes o. I he had promised to vote for the measure when it comes up again, and Marcella S. Pride, the state chair man of the Idaho branch wired to ask him if this were true and he re plied that he had made no promise or pledge to anyone, and that he was going to the polls on his ~ record. That angered Marcella and others, and she remarked that he was going to the polls on rather thin ice and she will make it thinner if she can, so she sends out circular letters. We received her letter and wrote to her on November 1 as follows: Dear Madam: I have your letters stating that National Woman Suf frage is necessary to winning the war. In one place you say it is a "vital war measure." I wish that you would enlighten me on the sub ject so that I can understand how woman suffrage will affect the war. Kindly make it, very plain in detail so I can pass it on to my readers in Monday's paper. "You say that President Wilson went before the senate and told them it was vital and asked them to vote yes so we could win the war If you happen to know, I wish that you would explain to me when it was that President Wilson learned that women ought to have the ballot, and why it was that he reversed him self after the votes were counted. "Perhaps you can give me one or two good reasons why the president] of the United States should take a political issue or a reform issue: or a personal liberty issue in the hipd of the chief executive and direct tue senate what to do, and justify the prerogative. The Non-partisan league, an out law quasi-political party, now con victed of grand larceny of the De mocratic party in Idaho, you quote as having endorsed woman suffrage and as having asked Senaor Borah to vote yes. "Would you kindly inform me why you quote such an organization? The people of my county will be in terested in your reply. Sincerely, BYRD TREGO." Up to press time Monday Marcejla did not reply. BLACKFOOT SOL DIER BOYS PRAISED A letter recently written to Dr. Hudson by Lieut. Rex Dunlap, con veys a few pleasing sentences con cerning Blackfoot soldiers, who are making good. Lieut. Dunlap was talking with a lieutenant at Camp Hancock, who had just returned from overseas and mentioned that he was from Black foot, Idaho, whereupon the lieuten ant 'spoke of Herbert Neider and Maine France, stating that they were both in his company in France and described them as both being splen did soldiers, and he remembered them in particular because of their unusual worth as soldiers. Doubtless there are scores of our boys who are just as worthy of praise and admiration and who are making good at the war game, but these two received .the mention as their letter were always censored by this lieutenant in particular. ♦ SOME FINE RUSSETS O.. W. Fraker, who lives west of Firth was in town a felw days ago, and brought some fine russet pota toes ranging from nine to twelve inches in length and not hollow. He says he has a good yield of them, and that they are unusually large this year. He gathered up ten of them that weighed a total of twenty-four pounds, and did not get the largest onees as he could have done by a careful selection. J. H. Early has some specimens of big beets, potatoes and mangels on exhibit In his window at the real estate office. The continued warm weather all thru September and October with occasional showers has added greatly to the tonnage of beets potatoes and mangles and the third crop of hay. DEATH OF CHARLES SHAFER Charles Shafer, a former resi dent of Mackay, but for some years at Gooding, died of influenza the last of the week, leaving a wife and daughter. Mrs. Shafer iwas a Miss Hulhull, and lived at Era and Mackay before her marriage. , ...... „ r.. ^ I serv ce United States has made a request upon the people thruout the United States to save fruit pits and nut shells to be used in the pro duction of carbon of superior quality which serves as an absorbent of the poisonous gases in the gas mask, and Whereas: One million pounds of this carbon is required daily for the use of our soldiers to save them from the deadly poison of our relent less and inhuman foe, it is requested by the national warfare service to set aside a certain day for the gath ering of pits and nut shells in order to save many lives on the battle front, and, Now, therefore, I, Moses Alenxan der, governor of the state of Idaho, do hereby set aside and designate November 9, as gaB mask day, and 1 urgently request and appeal to every man, woman and child in the State of Idaho to make every effort on that day to gather nuts and pits of all kinds of all fruits and take them to some central point in each county or city and turn them over to the Red Cross organization of their communities. Especial atten tion is directed to these communit ies where there are walnut trees so that the same may not go to waste and the product thereof may be. de dicated to the noble work of saving the lives of our boys who are giving their all for liberty and democracy. Let every woman and child of our state forget all other work and duties on November 9 and collect this essential substance and thus ef crisis and struggle. v fectually help our nation in this M. ALEXANDER, Governor. SOLDIERS'LETTERS Let's all write to them, no matter whether we are personally quainted with them or not. They are our fellows, and they will be mighty glad to hear from anybody in the good old U. S. A. Private C. W. Wells, Co. F 318 Engineers, A. E .F., France via New York. Sergt. W. H .Wells, Co. C., 60th Regiment ,Camp Funston, Kan. Corporal George Ray Cheshire, Co. K 20th Infantry, Camp Funston, Kan. ac tf. Corporal Thomas Roy Cheshire, Co. M. 20th Infantry, Camp Funston, Kan. Wallace M. McBride, Co. C 6th Causal Camp, Camp Fremont, Cal. Private Garnel J. McBride, Co. B. Section 6, Marine barracks, Mare Island, Vallejo, Cali. Corporal A. P. Grlmand, Co. B. 601 Engineers, A. E. F., A. P. O. 714 Private Albert H. Jones, M. T. C., School No. 1. A E F., A. P. O. 772, France. No. 891879. Harris Wt. Ayers, U. S. Navy Training Station, Co. A 7, Camp Sims, San Francisco, Cal. ♦ GAS MASK DAY PROCLAMATION Whereas: The chemical warfare ♦ ST. SAULOE NOW A COMPLETE CAPTURE Continued from page one German retreat has slightly slowed up. Virtually every American division had not only reached its objective this morning, but was far ahead of them. Prisoners, guns and mater ial are reported to be increasing in number and quantity: The enemy opposition took the form of intermittent artillery fire, and at a few points with the use of gas and infantry. This resistance, however, generally vanished when the Americans exerted themselves. The general character of the en emy's defense was almost exclusive ly that of rear guard actions, instead of the usual bitter, direct opposition and generally, it was overcome with out difficulty. ♦ L. L. RANDALL WRITES L. L. Randall, a former resident of Blackfoot, but now of Buxton, Oregon, writes that he and his son Roy are together and the world is treating them kindly. ♦ E. D. Reese iwas a business visitor in Pocatello Thursday . + M- + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + ************ ***** RETRIBUTION * * * * * * Since politics have ended, since your energy's expended—with * enthtusiasm splendid—to get some bloomin' candidate a dinky job; * perhaps you folks will listen to that writer or to thin'n and will * harken to a "poem" that will surely make you Bob: Don't you know * Old Glory's flying, don't you know good men are dying to make * this darn world decent for you and all your kin? Men are shedding * crimson treasure iwtoile you are courting pleasure and by ways en- * tirely wasteful are blowing boodle in. While Yankee lads are plead * ing for things they're sadly needing you are stuffing and you're gorg- * ing on turkey and ice cream. No wonder Pershing's cussing or feels * a lot like mussing the mugs of guyB who're acting like the war was * all a dream. While the Yanks are facing hades you are flirting with * the ladies—you're pretending you're a patriotic and a hero here * at home; while the nation's needing money you're calling some kid * "Honey"—you are primping and you're pouring hair-grease upon * your dome. It is time for you to ponder 'bout conditions over yonder * about the duty you've neglected for dog-gone nigh a year; it is * time to go get busy, to think less of little "Lizzie," for the time of * retribution is swiftly drawing near. The Recording Angel's writ- * ing while brave men for you are fighting—he is setting down the * number of war stamps that you can show; if there are only six or * seven, or even ten or 'leven, when you seek to enter haven St. + Peter'll murmur: "Just put that ornery slacker with the boches * down below."—Earl Wayland Bowman. * * + * + * * * * * * + + * * + + * * + + * * * ********************************** EATING CANDY MODER ATELY IS NOT UNPATRIOTIC In the interests of a large home industry, which has been adversely affected by the war, the candy manu facturers of Utah and Idahcf have issued the following informatory statement for the benefit of the in termountain states: The candy manufacturers of the United States, in pre-war times, used only about 8 per cent of the sugar produced; at present this has been cut to about 4 per cent. The indus try stands among manufacturers as one of the largest and most impor tant in this country. The factories in Utah and Idaho have $3,000,000 invested in the industry, and employ several thousands of people. The work is performed mostly by women and furnishes a source of income to those who would otherwise be de pendents. The government does not seek to put the candy industry out of busi ness. In fact, it desires that it re main prosperous, that is may con tinue to furnish the United States with some of the sinews of war. The average amount of sugar per capita in the United States, during normal times, was eighty-four pounds; and of that amount, 7 a per cent was used for table purposes. Since the country entered the war the candy makers' sugar supply has been reduced to one-half, necessitat ing the operating of factories at half capacity. This condition was readily acceded to, because every candy manufacturer holds the welfare of the country as paramount. Now, if people discontinue the use of candy, and deny manufacturers the opportunity of running even at one-half normal capacity, It will soon put out of business one of our larg est industries. No thoughtful person will admit that such needless sacrifices ought to overtake a great enterprise, be cause public Interests demand the Used Cars FOR SALE OR TRADE Will Take Livestock THE SIMS COMPANY IDAHO FALLS See F. J. Ernst at Watson's Garage, Blackfoot continuance of all business which does not Interfere with war work. If every individual in these moun tain states would use just one tea spoonful less of sugar per day in their homes, the total saved would enable the candy industry here to live thru these trying times. There is no wisdom in destroying a business that furnishes working privileges to so many people, and which at the same time presents no conflict with the war program. In candy making, sugar is only a small part of the bulk of ingredients. There are the fruits, nuts, chocolate and corn syrup, milk, cream, etc. All these items are rich in food value; they contain the carbohy drates which the human system must have to be healthful and vigor ous. When we consider the matter can didly it does not seem right, nor is it proper that any one industry should make the entire sacrifice in conserv ing sugar. It is right and proper to conserve on candy just as on anything else, but do not make the mistake of cut ting out candy entirely—thus de striy,ng an important industry ani denying hundreds of women and girls their chance for a llvehood. Eating candy in moderation should never be considered unpatriotic. SOLDIERS TO WEAR "COOTIE" PROOF SHIRTS WASHINGTON.—A trench under chemically treated as garment, a preventive againBt vermin, has been approved by the war department, and shipments in qu$R tlty overseas ordered expedited. Tne garments are treated in the labora tories at the state university at Iowa City, and were brought to the at tention of Secretary Baker and other war department officials by Mrs. Charles W. Eastman, widow of Pro fessor Eastman of the university. Similar garments are in use by British and Canadian troops.